Despite deliberations in closed session, the Menifee City Council decided not to place its City Manager on paid administrative leave.

According to the Press-Enterprise newspaper, the city’s mayor had asked the council to consider temporarily removing City Manager George Wentz because he could pose “an impediment” to a thorough and objective audit.

Mayor Wallace Edgerton sent a memo to the City Council on March 9 to make the council aware of a possible conflict of interest between Wentz and a planning firm for various city services, according to the newspaper.

Wentz served as the firm, Winzler & Keylly, as the managing principal.

For more, read the Press-Enterprise article.